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Tasty morsels may be Afghanistan's best kept secret
Whether you venture in to Melbourne Museum's current showcase, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures, or not, you can still sample the tastes of the country. After entering the museum foyer head down the escalators to your right and you'll find a café has taken up residence at the entrance to the exhibition area.
On the menu you'll find lunch treats like Afghanistan's national dish Qabili Pilan (Lamb stew), Mough Deligh (chicken), and Afghanistani bread stuffed with leek and lentils and served with yoghurt on the side.
Sweet tooths will be satisfied with a rosewater and orange curd tart, or my choice -Halwa and Zardak Pudding (rosewater, cardamom and carrot) which was moist, delicious, and set off quite beautifully with sweet yoghurt.